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Renew, or apply for, a British passport

Since 1998, We have provided international citizens with an efficient, cost-effective British passport application and renewal service. Whether you want to apply for a new British passport or renew your existing UK passport, we have the experience and expertise to make the process seamless and stress free.




Who is eligible?

Right now, there are thousands of citizens in the old British Commonwealth who are unaware that they may be eligible for a British passport. Since many of these citizens have parents who were born in the UK, it’s no surprise that the children of British-born parents constitute one of the largest population groups that qualify for a British passport.

Given these numbers, HM Passport Office has become incredibly stringent when it comes to processing and issuing British passports. Applicants must have all supporting documents ready at the time of application or renewal. The problem is, many potential passport holders do not have the time, expertise or documentation available to undertake the process themselves.

What we do

1st Contact Visas applies for a British passport on your behalf, eliminating the bureaucracy, stress and delays of dealing with HM Passport Office yourself.

Whether you plan to apply for a first time British passport or renew a passport that is due to expire within the next nine months, we will guide you through the application process from beginning to end, sourcing all supporting documents where required and answering any questions you have along the way.

Please note that you can only renew your British passport if it is burgundy in colour. Black and blue passports are treated as new applications, which necessitate different documentation. Please contact us on or +44 (0) 20 7759 7527 to obtain a British passport application form, British passport renewal form, or any other outstanding documents.

Processing time

Many private companies take as long as eight to twelve weeks to process a British passport. 1st Contact Visas makes sure that your passport application is processed within four to six weeks, ensuring that renewals are resolved equally as quickly.

Since some cases are naturally more complex, we use our expertise to determine the applicable path to citizenship in each instance. In all scenarios, we will keep you abreast of any developments, required details and cost implications.

We can help you apply for a British passport

If you believe you are eligible for a British passport or would like to renew your current passport, please get in touch with 1st Contact Visas at or call +44 (0) 20 7759 7527. 


We have some exciting news
for all our visas clients...

1st Contact Visas is rebranding to Sable International!

For the last 18 months we've been slowly merging with our big brother, Sable International. Over the next year we're going to complete that merger. This will in no way affect your visa, ILR, citizenship, passport or work permit applications.

Your caseworker will not be going anywhere as the entire 1st Contact team will be in the same roles at Sable International. You'll still get that great 1st Contact Visas service, just under a new name.

We'll be keeping you in the loop as we prepare for the next exciting phase in this rebranding.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us directly.

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